all right is another wet rainy day here in North Carolina the this firm is gonna stay around all weekend and is this gonna be a wet mess so I came out to the factory just opened nobody is here yet and ready to escape so I'm still on the USD seven again I think I really love these boots these are the boots for me skating the other day and marsh it just kind of solidified that these feel so good the stability that I get with this hard boot is really great tightening down the laces pulling it into my foot feels like it just fits like a glove these my Fit liners are stock and they feel amazing soul plates are great I mean I really don't have any negative things to say about this skate I did talk with powerslide the other week and asked about these skates sticking around and they guaranteed me that they would stick around so if you can't find them right now that's fine keep looking they will be back if they're not available right now so I'm still testing these 58 millimeter 88a samples these things felt really great at the skate park the other day but that was outdoors so I'm really curious what 88a is gonna feel like here and a wood skate park I don't think I ever skated that 85 here I think I skated the 85 a in Homestead which is an outdoor wood park which is wood so it's similar it's gonna be similar than here but I really want to see if 88a is gonna be enough if it's gonna give me that grip that I really loved in the 85 egg but potentially maybe a little faster and maybe it'll last a little longer all right nice and warm don't really really have enough speed to get over the hump the other way coming up installing fakie just powering in it's like a big long jump trying to get over the platform but yeah it feels good feel like I'm set I'm gonna go up to the mini and really just put in the work get good a transition good good coping today so skating the coping over at Marsh was a little discouraging from being honest you know I'm not bad at coping but that's a really rough day and I'm not I'm not one to blame equipment I just couldn't find the line there and you know once I did I was able to walk on Sol no problem but I need to get better I need to get more consistent I think one of the problems was that I tried to jump into Seoul before I really knew the transition and the speed that I was getting you know what Marsh it was it was faster you know I was airing higher over that little hip and getting more speed here I can control my speed so that it's consistent every time so my goal today is um I'm gonna do progression I'm gonna land five tricks in a row hopefully in a row it doesn't have to be on the same line but five tricks in a row of the same grind and that will make me confident in that grind and learn that crying so I just did backside five back sides in a row which I don't think I can do with any other grind but I'm gonna do front sides next Prince ed Royale all right I think I think I'm feeling it today just a mental shift you know Jason really I knew it but he reminded me that you know copings not going anywhere like wait until you get to it there's no need to jump you've got the speed you know if you don't have the speed you're not gonna grind anyway so wait till you get there to get on Royal or your grind or whatever and I don't know that it's making a huge difference like I don't know if visually there's a lot of difference but mentally I'm definitely feeling as though I'm waiting and the grinds that I do really well that are solid I feel like I'm definitely waiting longer then you know I was the other day all right come some souls wish me luck alright that last one felt completely different than any other soul I've done I'm gonna do the the replay so that I can watch it but what it felt like is I skated all the way up to the coping I bet when I put them side-by-side you'll see that where I left the deck the transition was much higher with that lat soul than it was with any other soul even the soul that I landed really clean the first one this one felt totally different I was more upright I wasn't squat down and yeah I just felt like effortless like I kind of flew up on the coping I know I know what I'm doing wrong I just don't have the energy problem with skating by yourself in the empty skate park there's just no reason to take a break I got what three three solid souls yeah two more than they'll get out of here all right I'm so happy oh good I don't feel as though the last two that I landed were as good as that one that I did where I was standing up I feel like that's where I need to be and I think I'm probably jumping still I need to roll up more into the coping but I haven't had a problem like hitting the coping or anything with my wheels so it's not like I'm waiting too much you know whenever I jump that's when I fall over on top of the ramp I really don't need to jump and that's gonna take a lot of rethinking because I'm a ledge guy and I grew up skating ledges and rails and jumping is what I do so got to come back here again and keep practicing I mean I think I think I need to stop progressing on mini stop trying my top sole stop trying back Royale just get the fundamentals back again so that I can do them consistently and on any transition there's no reason I should be able to sole a ledge and not solo mini ramp you know it's the same muscles it's just different timing thanks everybody for participating in blading community this month's blading community challenge is going to be announced on Wednesday of next week so stay tuned for that and thanks for watching see you guys next week you

Back to Basics, Relearning Coping // Aggressive Inline Skating
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25 thoughts on “Back to Basics, Relearning Coping // Aggressive Inline Skating

  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Those knee / shin guards paying for themselves in this video!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Awesome video man! I was anxious to get back into inlining since i'm feeling a bit old (28) But this for sure gave me a confidence boost and just the feeling that I can still get into it! Thanks 😀

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    super cool! i used to skate back in the day, and just today got me some K2 broadway skates, and after falling and breaking my wrist :/ I saw this channel… I want to get into aggressive skating again though. I want to get some USD VII in size US 10, but seems like not much out there. Where can I go?

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    It's crazy how alike we are on coping. I find it so hard to get my soul foot on. I'm going to try your idea. I tried the "aggressive mall coping grinds" method as he says he jumps onto the coping from around a foot away. I feel a lot safer attempting a topside trick on coping. It's the main place I get injured so try to do it less

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Nice. Progression. Love it. That's where I'm at sort of… just not copings, I suck at copings still. But the past few days I started forcing myself to skate switch (which I never learned before) and started coming up with routines to do on flat with just spinning switch, switch leg back when skating forward, switch leg forward when skating backwards which translated to me actually being comfortable to jumping into some switch grinds (Makio, Mizou, and Porn so far). I really think it's great what you're doing with the copings I'm motivated to throw that in now too into my progression. The low stretched out souls look good!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    You're looking a lot more confident than you did on the shadows I think. The headroom on that mini gives me anxiety though 😩

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Don't think too much man! You'll get those on lock in no time

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    im loving your videos. im watching them. I think your doing great.Things that hepled me, maybe play with pumping the ramp going up the tranny. and carving is funny to mess around with. at the same time. lean inside the ramp. push against the coping. keep up the good work. cant wait for next months challenge. cheers

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Hi Lawrence, I have a tip for you that i rencently "discovered" by myself for grinding quarters or bowls. It's practicing bowl carving till you feel very comfortable. Once you learn to stay at 90º with the ramp staying near the coping, you can fully skate the ramps. That translates directly to grinding, because instead of thinking "I'm going up this ramp to do a soul at the top" you begin to think "I'm going to skate to the top till i'm paralel very close to the coping and then I'll slide my foot into it".
    Maybe this just works for me and my very poor motor coordination, but it has made a huge difference. I used to have a lot the problem of putting my hand down since i like to bend a lot, but since i have practiced and got comfortable with bowl carving (2 weeks ago) i don't miss a soulplate trick and i'm finally learning new topside tricks and alley-oops, and it feels awesome

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Man! that bit with the camera at the bottom of the pipe, that looked really cool! great job! I need to get out to the skate park more, mini ramps intimidate me, so i think i need to tackle that next!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    super training, keep doing the mini you will improve it.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Constructive critiscism here, there are 2 mistakes you are making consistently on the souls but both are very different. The first is where you fail to get into the soul lock and end up slapping your thigh against the coping (notably around the 9.37 mark in the video, pause it and check your foot position to see how soon your are trying to lock). This is caused by you attempting to grind too soon and your soul foot isn't even at coping level when you attempt to place it in position, wait a split second until you are 100% sure you are level with or above the coping. The second major mistake is where you lock fine but are not leaning out into the ramp (8.43 mark in the video), this is causing your soul leg to collapse entirely until your butt is basically on your boot, this looks sick but I don't think your leg strength is up to holding it. This has the knock on effect of your upper body gradually tilting over onto the platform requiring you to place your hand down. Keeping your left shoulder leaning out into the ramp in should prevent you teetering into the platform and allow you a bit more control on the standup/sit down dillema. The ones you did land were great so keep at it and don't be afraid to drop in from that extension to go for longer backsides !

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    This may come from years of martial arts, but I know that regardless of the sport I need balance, I always make an effort to focus on my core and locking my abs in as I land the trick. I also try to have my core in the center of gravity (for that particular trick and body position). Not for every one but I feel it helps, whether skiing, snowboarding, skating and rollerblading.

    Great video as always and the s for sharing

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    I have so much respect for the fact that you aren't afraid to show your full learning curve to everyone. I have to admit the first video of yours I saw I was like "Could he hit that ledge ANY slower?" and now you're working through souls on coping which I still miss a lot. Anyone who's learning to rollerblade will be indebted to you for taking us through all the steps.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Nailed 👊. Nice work.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    it may not be your thing, but i think it'd be cool if you did a series where you learn freestyle slalom :3

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Don’t land on you’re tailbone like I did white a soul grind a couple weeks ago, it really hurts.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    6:20 – 6:23 is what you came here for.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    No judgement, but you left turn like nascar…just like me in the park in a couple days.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    Strong work, this is something I have been working on as well! I need to be more consistent

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    ill just add this.. mental rehearsal. run through that perfect grind you did today in your mind several times bofore you go to sleep. every night this week. i also do a self assesement before i sleep at ngiht after skating and run through what was wrong and how to change it.then rehearse it how it should be. dont go kicking your wife in your sleep though haha.

    all the best

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    its good when you get a breakthrough day aint it!!. especially when you can identify what is making the difference. It was clear to see the improvement.

    Ive noticed that when you skate the box sometimes at Durham, that you mak a similar error to jumping at the coping rather than waiting. Only in that case it is trying to force the slide by pushing you feet out rather than letting the soul or H-block carry you, (fair enough the run up isnt the best ever in that location) i can see the fail coming immedialty you start pushing the front leg out. so that is also sometihng to think about. Of course getting the momentum to carry you the length of the box is another thing.

    congrats on making that breakthrough.
    all the best.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    You're a wet mess!!

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    I think wot will help u with grinding coping is doing backside both ways and frontside both ways

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  • June 17, 2019 at 11:24 am
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    I'm no expert on coping by any means, but what I'm seeing you do ( I do the same) is you need to stand taller on souls. It looks like your getting to low, and most the time you just fall down the ramp. Look how tall you stand on a normal soul on a ledge and compare that to your coping souls.

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